"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New York Senator Diane Savino speaks on the Marriage Equality bill:

My friend Erin shared this awesome video today on Google Reader:

I commented that the only thing that bothered me about it was that there wasn't thunderous applause every time she made an obvious point. Instead, there was only nervous laughter at her jokes.


Unapologetically Mundane said...

It's because she's not pretty enough to matter.


Dolly said...

"Religious institutions can continue to discriminate with respect to the sacrament of marriage..."

Can I just say how awesome it is that even as a Catholic she acknowledge that denying gay people the right to marry is discrimination no matter what its context? She is totally awesome. I would only debate with her that issues of fairness and equality are issues of politics--just maybe not the corrupted party politics she's thinking of.

I don't understand how anyone could have heard her speak and stil vote not... *sigh*